Wanda’s love for her own city of Toronto and love of her familial roots in both Italy and Istria, Croatia made her determined to connect them both in the most positive way. Wanda sought to provide Torontonians with the most factual and accurate truffle knowledge and the best and most reliable supply of wild, authentic truffles. She began offering truffle themed events that were accessible and great value to anyone who was curious to experience quality and fresh flown in truffles. She continues to extend the reach of the most revered culinary dishes to the masses with fun and interactive supperclub events, creative and tasty DIY truffle cooking-classes, truffle-themed gift sets and most recently, culinary and truffle-themed travel to Croatia.
Over the decades, Wanda expanded her company to the greater Toronto GTA and eventually Canada. She has a genuine curiosity for the creative and adores observing it in fine dining kitchens across the country and world. Wanda respects the hard-work, resilience, innovation and passion of her clients. These qualities only fuel her to be the same and to never compromise quality over quantity.
Wanda has received several accolades for her passion, innovation and commitment to the fine food industry.
Just a few…
Recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 – Canadian Croatian Chambre of Commerce, Truffle Specialist Guest Instructor for Culinary Arts Level 1 – George Brown College 2013 and Guest Judge for the 2018 Italian Chambre of Commerce’s Pentola D’Oro Awards Ceremony which recognizes outstanding work in the Italian culinary and beverage industry.
But in all honesty – her favorite is that she graduated from being called the “Truffle Girl of Toronto” at the beginning of her career to “Truffle Lady of Toronto”.